Exclusive: Mark Cuban is coming after Chinese ‘Hoverboard’ knockoffs with patent

TMZ reports that Mark Cuban and partner Shane Chen own the patent of the self-balanced scooter, commonly referred to as “hoverboards.” According to TMZ, Shane Chen got the patent in 2014 for a “two-wheel, self-balancing vehicle with independently movable foot placement sections.” TMZ reveals Cuban and Chen sued IO Hawk (an “alleged knockoff” company) in June, and now plan to …

16 celebrities championing the self-balancing scooter

Everyone from Lily Allen and Cara Delevingne to Ne-Yo and Nick Jonas have been spotted getting from place to place on self-balancing scooters. Star power has taken the new technology to the public eye, riding more well-known named boards like IO Hawk and PhunkeeDuck. Most notable celebrities to champion the riding have been musicians and atheletes — boards make frequent appearances in Snapchat …

Snoop Dogg’s new music video features ‘Airwheel’ bloopers

The new music video for Thaitanium and Snoop Dogg’s “Wake Up” features hip-hop artists taking Los Angeles landmarks and gliding through the city. From the beach to the museum, the rappers remain balanced on their SmartS1s throughout the video, only to give spectators a try with hilarious resulting bloopers. The self-balancing scooters in the video are provided by ‘The Airwheel’ …

VICE tests the ‘MonoRover R2’ — here is what they found

The long list of rappers-gone-riders includes Nicki Minaj, Soulja Boy, Meek Mill, Chris Brown, Swizz Beats and A$AP Ferg. But after Wiz Khalifa’s incident at LAX last week, the technology became officially unavoidable for VICE, who decided it was time to test it out for themselves. VICE author Drew Millard recalls seeing Wiz Khalifa live in concert earlier this month, riding …

This artist is customizing self-balancing scooters and you’ve got to see his Ninja Turtle version

Move like a ninja, ride like a ninja. These custom boards are designed to look how you may feel when cruising on a SmartS1: a Ninja Turtle. The design comes from Andaluz The Artist, who painted the mini segway for a friend earlier this month. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle board may be one-of-a-kind, but this crafty artist continues to …

Wiz Khalifa restrained for riding ‘hoverboard’ at LAX

“I stand for our generation and our generation is gonna be riding hover boards.” Wiz Khalifa took to twitter on Saturday commenting on events that took place at Los Angeles international airport. Video footage posted by Khalfia showed him speaking with airport officials and refusing to dismount from a Smart s1 self-balancing scooter. In later footage, Khalfia was shown being forcefully …

Watch Airboards make for a futuristic dance routine on MTV’s ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’

Battling for the title of America’s Best Dance Crew in the 8th season of MTV’s dance competition of the same name, one team took “Airboards” to the stage for a floating, futuristic routine. The airboard is one branded name given to the self-balancing SmartS1 by a company out of the UK called AirWheel. Team I.aM.mE took the creative approach this …